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Floods Update: Death Toll Hits 238, 75 Missing

The number of deaths recorded as a result of the flooding across the country has now hit 238.

This is as a result of eight new fatalities recorded as the Ministry of Interior says another 75 people are still missing, while 174 people have been reported injured.

As at now, a total of 47,000 households have been displaced affecting approximately 235,000 people.

The ministry said that approximately 286,011 people have been impacted by the heavy rains across the country.

The total number of schools affected by floods stands at 1,967 as the government also said that over 4,003 livestock have died as a result of the flooding, and crops on crops on 7,533 acres of land were destroyed.

This disaster has affected counties like West Pokot, Nakuru, Kiambu, Nyeri, Machakos, Mandera, Embu, Meru, Laikipia, Isiolo, Bomet and Uasin Gishu over the last 24 hours.

Landslides and mudslides have occurred in Kiambu and Murang’a counties.

Kenyans who live on riparian land or close to water passages have also been asked to vacate and move to higher grounds, for safety.

The government has also set up food and non-food relief distribution mechanisms to ensure those who moved from their homes due to heavy rains and have no place to go have essential needs.


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